What is economics?What can - and can't - it explain about the world? Why does it matter?Ha-Joon Chang teaches economics at Cambridge University, and writes a column for the Guardian. The Observer called his book 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism, which was a no.1 bestseller, 'a witty and timely debunking of some of the biggest myths surrounding the global economy.' He won the Wassily Leontief Prize for advancing the frontiers of economic thought, and is a vocal critic of the failures of our current economic system.
Published by: Pelican | Publication date: 05/01/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 475 pages
All the big ideas, simply explained - an innovative and accessible guide to economicsBring economics to life with The Economics Book, an essential guide to more that 100 of the big ideas in economic theory and practice covering everything from ancient theories right up to cutting-edge modern developments.From Aristotle to John Maynard Keynes and beyond, all the greatest economists and their theories are featured and the innovative graphics, step-by-step summaries and mind maps help clarify hard-to-grasp concepts.The Economics Book is perfect for economic students and anyone who has an interest in how economies work.
Published by: DK | Publication date: 12/19/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 352 pages
In this day and age of free trade and technology, Economics is what makes the world go around, whether you are aware of it or not. The global economy has a real effect on your everyday life and by gaining an understanding of the basic fundamentals of economics such as supply and demand, inflation and consumer behavior can, quite literally change the way you view the world. If you are interested in learning more, then an introduction to the basic fundamentals of economics is a great place for you to start learning quickly and efficiently. Inside you will learn about how to explain:•Different divisions of Economics•Laws of Supply and Demand•Production Possibility Frontier•Opportunity Cost and Growth•Price Elasticity•Competition•Taxation•Fiscal and Monetary Policies•InflationLearn the basic fundamentals of Economics today to change your view of the world today!Tags: Economics, Understand Economics, Understanding Economics, Economics for Students, Economics Explained, Economics Simply Explained, Economics Science, Economics for Dummies, Basic Economics, Basics of Economics, Economics Basics, Modern Economics, Economics Ideas
Publication date: 05/21/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 38 pages
Untangle the jargon and understand how you're involved in everyday economics If you want to get to grips with the basics of economics and understand a subject that affects British citizens on a daily basis, then look no further than Economics For Dummies. This easy to understand guide takes you through the world of economics from understanding micro- and macroeconomics to demystifying complex topics such as capitalism and recession. This updated edition walks you through the history, principles and theories of economics as well as breaking down all the complicated terminology, leaving you clued up on economics in no time.
- Getting to grips – explore the science of economics and how people deal with scarcity
- Keeping an eye on it – learn all about macroeconomics and how economists keep track of everything
- Watch patterns emerge – understand why monitoring consumer behaviour is vital and all you need to know about microeconomics
- Your recession guide – expert advice on recessions and a detailed look at why they occur
- Why you should care about economics and how it affects you
- Tools to help you understand a recession
- A guide to seductive economic fallacies
- All you need to know on monetary and fiscal policies
- How supply and demand can be made easy
- Why it's vital to track consumer choices
- An in-depth look at a profit-maximising firm and the core of capitalism
- Guidance on property rights and wrongs
- Look through economic history and spot the trends
- Understand micro- and macroeconomics
- Get to grips with consumer behaviour and its influence on the economy
- Spot the signs of a recession and see how economic decisions affect you
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 11/23/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 419 pages
Economics has the capacity to offer us deep insights into some of the most formidable problems of life, and offer solutions to them too. Combining a global approach with examples from everyday life, Partha Dasgupta describes the lives of two children who live very different lives in different parts of the world: in the Mid-West USA and in Ethiopia. He compares the obstacles facing them, and the processes that shape their lives, their families, and their futures. Heshows how economics uncovers these processes, finds explanations for them, and how it forms policies and solutions.Along the way, Dasgupta provides an intelligent and accessible introduction to key economic factors and concepts such as individual choices, national policies, efficiency, equity, development, sustainability, dynamic equilibrium, property rights, markets, and public goods.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Published by: OUP Oxford | Publication date: 02/22/2007Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 193 pages
A lively, inviting account of the history of economics, told through events from ancient to modern times and the ideas of great thinkers in the field What causes poverty? Are economic crises inevitable under capitalism? Is government intervention in an economy a helpful approach or a disastrous idea? The answers to such basic economic questions matter to everyone, yet the unfamiliar jargon and math of economics can seem daunting. This clear, accessible, and even humorous book is ideal for young readers new to economics and for all readers who seek a better understanding of the full sweep of economic history and ideas. Economic historian Niall Kishtainy organizes short, chronological chapters that center on big ideas and events. He recounts the contributions of key thinkers including Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and others, while examining topics ranging from the invention of money and the rise of agrarianism to the Great Depression, entrepreneurship, environmental destruction, inequality, and behavioral economics. The result is a uniquely enjoyable volume that succeeds in illuminating the economic ideas and forces that shape our world.
Published by: Yale University Press | Publication date: 03/07/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 256 pages
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'I see [Raworth] as the John Maynard Keynes of the 21st Century: by reframing the economy, she allows us to change our view of who we are, where we stand, and what we want to be.' George Monbiot, Guardian'This is sharp, significant scholarship . . . Thrilling.' Times Higher Education'[A] really important economic and political thinker.' Andrew MarrEconomics is broken. It has failed to predict, let alone prevent, financial crises that have shaken the foundations of our societies. Its outdated theories have permitted a world in which extreme poverty persists while the wealth of the super-rich grows year on year. And its blind spots have led to policies that are degrading the living world on a scale that threatens all of our futures.Can it be fixed? In Doughnut Economics, Oxford academic Kate Raworth identifies seven critical ways in which mainstream economics has led us astray, and sets out a roadmap for bringing humanity into a sweet spot that meets the needs of all within the means of the planet. En route, she deconstructs the character of ‘rational economic man’ and explains what really makes us tick. She reveals how an obsession with equilibrium has left economists helpless when facing the boom and bust of the real-world economy. She highlights the dangers of ignoring the role of energy and nature’s resources – and the far-reaching implications for economic growth when we take them into account. And in the process, she creates a new, cutting-edge economic model that is fit for the 21st century – one in which a doughnut-shaped compass points the way to human progress.Ambitious, radical and rigorously argued, Doughnut Economics promises to reframe and redraw the future of economics for a new generation.'An innovative vision about how we could refocus away from growth to thriving.' Daily Mail'Doughnut Economics shows how to ensure dignity and prosperity for all people.' Huffington Post
Published by: Cornerstone Digital | Publication date: 04/06/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 pages
A million copy seller, Henry Hazlitt’s classic primer is an essential guide to the basics of economic theory. A fundamental influence on modern libertarianism, Hazlitt defends capitalism and the free market from economic myths that persist to this day. Considered among the leading economic thinkers of the “Austrian School,” which includes Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich (F.A.) Hayek, and others, Henry Hazlitt (1894-1993), was a libertarian philosopher, an economist, and a journalist. He was the founding vice-president of the Foundation for Economic Education and an early editor of The Freeman magazine, an influential libertarian publication. Hazlitt wrote Economics in One Lesson, his seminal work, in 1946. Concise and instructive, it is also deceptively prescient and far-reaching in its efforts to dissemble economic fallacies that are so prevalent they have almost become a new orthodoxy. Many current economic commentators across the political spectrum have credited Hazlitt with foreseeing the collapse of the global economy which occurred more than 50 years after the initial publication of Economics in One Lesson. Hazlitt’s focus on non-governmental solutions, strong — and strongly reasoned — anti-deficit position, and general emphasis on free markets, economic liberty of individuals, and the dangers of government intervention make Economics in One Lesson, every bit as relevant and valuable today as it has been since publication.
Published by: Crown Business | Publication date: 08/11/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 220 pages, ISBN 9780517548233
Cult bestseller, new buzz word... Freakonomics is at the heart of everything we see and do and the subjects that bedevil us daily: from parenting to crime, sport to politics, fat to cheating, fear to traffic jams. Asking provocative and profound questions about human motivation and contemporary living and reaching some astonishing conclusions, Freakonomics will make you see the familiar world through a completely original lens.
Published by: Penguin | Publication date: 10/05/2006Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 336 pages, ISBN 9780141019017
50 Economics Classics: Your shortcut to the most important ideas on capitalism, finance, and the global economy (50 Classics)
From Karl Marx to Naomi Klein, from The Wealth of Nations to Piketty's Capital, here are the 50 most important titles on finance and world economy distilled. 50 Economics Classics considers the legacy of some of the great names including Ricardo, Keynes, Malthus and Friedman, and highlights the work of newer writers including Piketty, Luigi Zingales and Enrico Moretti. It presents the most influential titles on finance and work economy, from JL Galbraith's and Ben Bernanke's explanations of the Great Depression, to Robert Shiller's spotlight on the tech bubble, to Michael Lewis's insights into the causes of the 2008 financial crisis. These are the great reads, novel ideas and famous texts in international political economy - illuminated and clarified for all.
Published by: Nicholas Brealey Publishing | Publication date: 05/04/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 368 pages